DIY; Soft box

It was during my stay in Mohali that i thought of taking shots of whatever little was available with me as I didn't get much time to move out.

I got hold of this DIY technique of making a soft box. It was probably the simplest way of making the box.
Following are the items that i used:
1. a carton (that was a beer carton! :p)
2. trace paper
3. chart paper (black)
4. tape, glue, thermacol etc.
And here goes the procedure: The base of the carton is kept intact while the side facing you needs to be removed completely. Rest four sides are cut keeping 1 inch border intact so that enough space is left for pasting the tracing paper.

Once the box is made, all you need is a light source. A continuous one would do. I used a 60 watt bulb here. The box helped me convert the harsh light from the source to soft light. Hence a soft box!!


and these were without a tripod too!

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Himanshu at: March 25, 2010 at 3:47 PM said...

hi ...
reached to your blog after reading your article at DPS ..

u have really got gud tallent and justifying ur SLR ...

i am trying to build up some pace before i buy a slr ...

u can check my work at flickr (sent u friend request - hsachdevah) ...

keep clicking,

Prateek Ahuja at: March 26, 2010 at 1:49 PM said...

I will surely add you on flickr. And thanks for reading the article! :)

Aloch Rye at: April 8, 2010 at 12:39 PM said...

Thanks a ton for this article. I will defintely make one 4 myself now. I admire your pictures on Flickr and have added you to my contacts. You can check out my Flickr stream through Flickriver here. Will defintely like to stay in touch and receive your feedback. Thank you.

Prateek Ahuja at: April 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

Thanks a lot Rye. Liked your style. You have some amazing shots in your photostream.

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